Oxblood Forge – Decimator

A good heavy metal album whose devotion to the past might push some newcomers away.

Conclave – Dawn of Days

An enjoyable and well-executed doom metal album that dares to add elements from other genres, for a great result.

Sleepless – Blood Libel

A somewhat scattered (but enjoyable) shot of death metal with plenty of that potency and aggression

Summoning The Lich – United In Chaos

A great first album, with some fantastic death metal chops on display

DayGlo Mourning – Dead Star

A decent doom metal album with shades of rock levity... that could have been so much more

Sea Sleeper – Nostophobia

A few missteps aren't enough to fully mar this powerful debut.

Drift Into Black – Patterns of Light

A lush and rewardingly crafted album of atmospheric doom metal, and another fine chapter in Drift Into Black's catalog

Alltar – Live at Ceremony of Sludge

Though they only surfaced a little over a year ago with their debut Hallowed, Alltar are keeping their momentum strong. Despite their short career,...

In the Company of Serpents – Lux

This album has plenty to surprise you with.

Izthmi – The Arrows of Our Ways

An excellent and impressive debut effort, and already a strong contender for best of the year, despite such an early arrival


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Scott Ian Lewis on the dangerous state of live music, comics, and Necromanteum

Get Ready for Wacken 2023

Get ready to unleash your metal power because Wacken Open Air is back with a bang for its 2023 edition! Mark your calendars for...